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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 9. ANIMALS GENERALLY [16301 - 19503]

  ( Division 9 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

PART 3. SLAUGHTERED ANIMALS [18201 - 19503]

  ( Part 3 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 5. Horsemeat and Pet Food [19200 - 19447]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 815. )

ARTICLE 1. Definitions [19200 - 19216]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 815. )

19200.
  

Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions of this article govern the construction of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 815.)

19201.
  

“Animals” means burros, cattle, goats, horses, mules, sheep, swine and other large domesticated animals and poultry.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 815.)

19202.
  

“Bureau” means Bureau of Meat and Poultry Inspection of the Department of Food and Agriculture.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 699, Sec. 3.)

19203.
  

“Canned pet food” means any commercially sterile food product packed in hermetically sealed containers and composed of either edible fresh or frozen meat or horsemeat, meat or horsemeat byproducts or fish, or a combination thereof. It may contain cereals, edible accessory food products or edible mineral- or vitamin-containing substances.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 815.)

19204.
  

“Collection center” means a receiving area for the temporary storage of animal carcasses, packinghouse waste, or other products before transportation to a licensed rendering plant or pet food processor.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 393, Sec. 2. (AB 2612) Effective January 1, 2011.)

19205.
  

“Dead animal hauler” means any person or company that engages in the business of transporting the carcasses of dead animals.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 187, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2005.)

19206.
  

“Edible” means food fit to be eaten by dogs, cats, or other carnivora.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 815.)

19207.
  

“Horsemeat byproducts” means the parts other than horsemeat which have been derived from horses, mules or burros, or any combination of them.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 815.)

19208.
  

“Horsemeat” means the uncooked muscle tissue of horse, mule or burro, or any combination thereof, which is skeletal, with or without the accompanying and overlaying fat, and the portion of sinews, nerves and blood vessels which normally accompany the muscle tissue and which are not separated from it in the process of dressing.

Except where otherwise provided herein, “horsemeat” shall include horsemeat and the horse byproducts as such terms are defined in Sections 19207 and 19208.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 815.)

19209.
  

“Inspected horsemeat” means horsemeat produced in a slaughtering establishment under federal, state or state-approved municipal inspection.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 815.)

19210.
  

“Meat” means the uncooked muscle tissue of a cow, goat, sheep, swine, or poultry which is skeletal, with or without the accompanying and overlaying fat, and the portion of sinews, nerves and blood vessels which normally accompany the muscle tissue and which are not separated from it in the process of dressing.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 815.)

19210.5.
  

“Meat byproducts” means the edible parts other than meat which have been derived from cattle, goats, sheep, swine, or poultry or any combination of them.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 815.)

19211.
  

“Pet” means any household animal including but not limited to cats or dogs and other carnivora, whether or not for public exhibition.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 815.)

19212.
  

“Processed pet food” means a food for pets which has been prepared by heating, drying, semidrying, canning, or by a method of treatment prescribed by regulation of the State Department of Public Health. The term includes special diet, health foods, supplements, treats and candy for pets, but does not include fresh or frozen pet foods subject to the control of the California Department of Agriculture.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 815.)

19213.
  

“Rendering” means all recycling, processing, and conversion of animal and fish materials and carcasses and inedible kitchen grease into fats, oils, proteins, and other products that are used in the animal, poultry, and pet food industries and other industries.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 535, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2003.)

19214.
  

“Slaughter” means to kill live animals and prepare for consumption for pet food purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 815.)

19215.
  

“Transporter of inedible kitchen grease” means any person who transports inedible kitchen grease.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 535, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2003.)

19216.
  

“Inedible kitchen grease” means any fat or used cooking greases and oils obtained from any source.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 699, Sec. 5.)

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